Antonio Citterio

Designer Antonio Citterio was born in Italy and currently lives and works in Milan. He founded  Antonio Citterio and Partners, an architectural and design studio, and his products are part of the MOMA permanent collection and have won many prizes, including the reddot design award Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design Good Design award for the Shaker stove in 2006.

He attributes his success to: I make things for myself, I don't work with marketing instructions. If I wouldn't surround myself with these things, I don't make them. If it doesn't work, don't do it."

 

Studio Barazzuol/Malisan

Roberto Barazzuol and Christian Roberto Malisan, designers from different backgrounds, share the same passion for the history of design and visual arts. They joined creative forces in 2010 to form Studio Barazzuol/ Malisan. Their workshop is a combination of research, art direction, exhibition and product design. Working closely with Ferrari, known for their sleek product design and race cars, they have together crafted a collection of fashionable and exciting fireplace accessories.

According to the philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus, fire is the beginning and end of all things. It is a physical and spiritual phenomenon, a focal point, a vital element to handle with passion and detailed style - Ferrari.

 

Bent Falk

Designer Bent Falk was born in Denmark and currently lives and works on the coast in Kalundborg. He has an industrial design background and has developed a broad range of products. He created the first Rais stoves in the late 1960s. They are a classic style and the basis for all modern wood burning stoves in Europe. He has now recreated the new Wittus Klassic stove/fireplace.

Recently he designed the Phoenix grill for Wittus as well as the outdoor gelfire Pillar products.

The award winning designer's philosophy is: "Good design is when form and function go hand-in-hand and at the end of the day is a result of a close teamwork between the producer and designer."

 

Emo Design

Emo design, located near Venice Italy, is comprised of a team of experienced specialists that have gained strong expertise within the creative industry at an international level. They work as a team to achieve enthusiastic and successful solutions for every project.

Emo design collaborated with MCZ on the unique award winning (2011 IF Award) Toba pellet stove.

"Toba is a new way of thinking of the pellet stove, not just as a heating machine but as a piece furniture. Toba's details and shapes follow contemporary trends, taking style and language from current design icons."

 

Paul Henninge

Over the past twenty years, Paul Henninge has honed a unique combination of skills to enable the design of brilliant hearth products. Utilizing elements of product engineering, architecture, and furniture design, and with a clear understanding of micro/macro trends, the result is a product that customers desire to own.

Paul, who is from Vermont, worked with Wittus to develop the new Flatfire direct vent gas fireplace.

His philosophies on design intermingle social and environmental impacts of the material world in our daily lives. “I love to manage design, but I do like doing the design work myself." He also practices his skills by teaching younger designers about the profession.

 

Bart Leenders

Harrie Leenders was raised on a farm in Holland where wood fire played an important role in his childhood. As a boy he was responsible for keeping the fire burning bright. Through this experience, Harrie developed a passion and later a profession of developing and building stoves. In 1979 he and his wife Margriet started the stove factory “Harrie Leenders Haardkachels”.

The same passion for fire is instilled in his son Bart Leenders, who carries on the family tradition and heads the company today. According to Bart, “I prefer to make a fire outdoors. First a good walk in the woods, and then cooking on a wood fire. Or spending the evening together around the campfire. Magnificent!” In his perception of things, fire has such a central place, and so his fireplaces and accessories have a discreet and elegant design.

 

Mads Miltersen

Feedback from architects and homeowners is evident in Jydepejsen's celebrated design acumen, which marries the elemental need for efficient home heating with the love of fine furnishings and graceful living.

Mads Miltersen heads the team with expertise in both industrial and decorative arts and is a champion for the "less is more" school of contemporary home fashion.

You'll see his influence in the spare lines and gentle curves, the "invisible" hinges on some units, the artfully sculpted soapstone on others, even the remote control unit was ergonomically designed by him to be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to use.

 

Anders Nørgaard

Famed Danish Designer Anders Nørgaard is the architect behind the new Cubic series of stoves: "I did not just want to make a stove, I wanted it to be something more than that", says Anders, involved for about 2 years.

Among the six models of varying sizes, some are floor models and others are directly attached on the wall. Anders Nørgaard designed shelves for firewood on a couple of the models. He explains that, "A stove can still be a large unit like the old cast-iron stoves."

Anders, who built his own house, relates: "You have to have a stove - there's a special feeling about a fire."

 

Vlastislav Vyborny

Sleek, sexy curves, forward-thinking  engineering, and flawless performance.

Vlastislav Vyborny, an exciting and award-winning Czech designer from Romotop approaches fireplace design the same way European auto makers approach development of high-performance sports cars.

Using ergonomic intelligence and pace-setting style savvy, Vlastislav fast-forwards traditional ceramic hearths of yesteryear into the aesthetically demanding, push-button world of the 21st century. 

 

 

 

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